Through the decades, Lamborghini has crafted some iconic rides. Their designs really started to take a modern approach in the ‘80s with more sharp lines and a forward-thinking design-language. For Countach enthusiasts, the one to have is the European-spec Countach QV “Downdraft.” The ride gets its name from the six Weber downdraft carbs, which were paired with a 5.0-liter V12 to crank out 455 horsepower. This 1985 Lamborghini Countach is a gem!
The car was a rare one, as only 544 were built in this configuration. This particular car has quite a storied past. It was used by the factory for press events and was the subject of the brochure handed out at the 1985 Geneva Salon. The car recently underwent a $300,000 restoration, including period-correct Pirelli P7 tires and Ansa Sports exhaust. It even features all of the factory books and tools.
The ride was brought to the US by Al Copeland, owner of the Popeye’s Chicken chain, and kept on display at his New Orleans car museum. The car is about to hit the auction block, featuring just over 9,000 miles on the odometer. This eye-catching icon is certainly something special and one ride worth adding to your collection.
Take a closer look at this 1985 Lamborghini Countach in the images below and place your bid at Russo and Steele. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more classic cars coming soon.
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